Sound Salvation (Music)
Fri Jul 15th 2011 7.00am–10.00am
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from '74 Jailbreak (Sony 1984) —A young and hungry AC/DC figuring out their sound with a monster of a rock song.
Thin Lizzy “Jailbreak” (Phonogram 1976) —Tonight there's gonna be trouble somewhere in this town.
The Coasters “Riot in Cell Block #9”
from The Ultimate Coasters (Warner 1986) —I don't know if you can detect a theme early this morning, but these songs in the first bit of the show all fit together.
Los Zafiros “Bossa Cubano” (World Circuit 1999) —Manuel Galban, guitarist for this excellent Cuban doo-wop group, passed away a few days ago. I couldn't find my copy of the record he did with Ry Cooder, but this early classic is worth revisiting.
Paul Weller “Where'er You Go”
from 22 Dreams (Island 2008) —One of the greatest moments of Weller's very long career - this song is stunningly beautiful.
Raul Malo “Every Little Thing About You”
from Today (Omtown 2001) —Still the highlight of his very excellent career to date.
The Beat “Working Too Hard”
from The Beat (Columbia 1979) —A succinct little blast of cowbell-fueled power pop - I saw these guys at Stages back when this song was new.
Harry Nilsson “Daybreak”
from Son of Schmilsson (RCA 1972) —Thanks to Rich Reese for supplying me with cowbell tracks on a week where for some reason they were eluding me elsewhere.
Susan Cowsill “Just Believe It (for Kelly)”
from Just Believe It (Blue Corn Music 2005) R —Susan Cowsill is appearing tonight at Off Broadway, an early show which alas, I will have to miss. But you should go if you can - she's great.
The Dirty Projectors “Rise Above” (Rough Trade 2007) —Completely unrecognizable cover of the Black Flag song - I found this sitting on my itunes, don't think I ever heard it before. Cat must have put it there.
The Grass Roots “Let's Live For Today”
from Anthology: 1965-1975 (Rhino 1991) —Rob Grill, lead singer for most of the many line-ups of the Grass Roots, passed away a few days ago. I always enjoyed these records.
The Grass Roots “Sooner or Later”
from Anthology: 1965-1975 (Rhino 1991) —Back when I was 12 and this was new, I thought this was the absolute cat's pajamas. Bet I played this record 200 times that year.
MC5 “Let Me Try”
from Back In the USA (Atlantic unk 1970) —Sometimes I forget these guys could nail an r'n'b ballad as well as they could rock out.
Carla Thomas “I Like What You're Doing (To Me)”
from Stax Profiles (stax 2006) —A typically terrific Carla Thomas single from the Stax factory.
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